How do students get placed with an individual lesson instructor?
Students admitted into the Applied Music Laboratory class will be assigned to a faculty mentor with appropriate expertise in the student's chosen instrument/voice.
Students will be given contact information for their individual lesson instructor and will be responsible for contacting him/her to set up a weekly (or bi-weekly) lesson schedule for the semester.
All Applied Music instructors meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for teaching in the Los Angeles Community College District.
If deemed appropriate by the individual lesson instructor, each Applied Music Laboratory student is entitled to sign up for a half hour per week of coaching with the Music Department staff accompanist.
The Applied Music program director will pair Applied Students based on the needs of all students in the program, the source of funding, and the availability of each instructor.
While a student may ask to study with a particular teacher, this may not always be possible. It is expected that students will continue to study with the same individual lesson instructor for all four semesters.
Students wishing to change individual lesson instructors should make a request through the Applied Music program director or the Music Department chair. Note that changes in assigned instructors, when a change request is granted, will begin at the start of the next semester.
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